• J Alan R

Saudade




I send a text, There is no response. I make a call, The cell rings on and on. I ring the bell, The door goes unanswered. Like opening a gift wrapped so beautifully,

pretty bow, paper, and all, I find it empty when I lift the lid. A lonely cry rises up When I remember… He’s no longer here.* *Saudade is deep emotional state of melancholic longing for a person or thing that is absent; a bittersweet feeling of longing for a loved person who is gone.


Thoughts of my dad inspired this writing.


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